U5 Strike Vote Results

We are happy and excited to announce to you all the results of the U5 Strike Vote. A solid 87.5% voted “YES” to support the Bargaining team with a Strike Mandate.

We have conciliation meeting dates from March 27 & 29-30. The bargaining team will meet with the Employer and a provincial conciliation officer, and convey that post-docs will not take no for an answer.

Please see cupe3902.org/postdocs for more detailed updates.

Unit 5 Strike Vote Information and Polling Times

On March 9, Unit 5 had a general meeting. The meeting had a single agenda item: a motion on opening up the referendum on a strike mandate. The Bargaining Team presented the current status of the bargaining process and presented its recommendation in favor of ta strike mandate. This was followed by a engaging and fruitful discussion during the question hour. Most of the doubts that the members had were cleared during the discussion. The voice of the postdocs was clear: a UNANIMOUS ‘YES’ to hold the referendum to give a strike mandate to our Bargaining Team.

Polls will be open for a week so post-docs can vote on giving their bargaining team a strike mandate.

Polling Times and Locations:

UTSG Campus:
1) CUPE 3902 office (803-180 Bloor St. West): 11-5 daily, March 10-16
2) GSU Building (16 Bancroft Ave): 11-7 daily, March 10-16
3) MC 330 (MIE building): 11-7 daily, March 10-16
4) Gerstein Library (7 King’s College Circle): 11-7 daily, March 10-16

1) CUPE 3902 office (Portable 104, Room 112): 11-2 daily, March 10-16

1) Davis Building lobby: 11-2, March 13-16

On March 14, 15 and 16, from 11am-7pm, we will also have roving poll clerks who will come with ballot boxes to your location if you are unable to reach one nearby. Please let us know by email at chair@cupe3902.org or vc5@cupe3902.org if you would like a polling clerk to come to your location to get your vote.

Notice of Special General Membership Meeting

When: Monday, March 6 – 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Sid Smith, Room 1087
What: Please note that this is a special meeting with a closed agenda to deal with all outstanding bylaw-mandated business. We will make every effort to begin and end the meeting on time.

The room is physically accessible and barrier-free. However, if you require any additional accommodation in order to participate, please contact chair@cupe3902.org so that we can provide the accommodation. Childcare expenses are reimbursed upon presentation of receipts.

Spring General Election: Call for Nominations (Executive Committee, Trustees, and Equity Officer)

In accordance with the bylaws (Article 8.2), nominations for CUPE 3902 Executive Committee positions are open as of February 15th. 


Available positions include:

-       Chair of the Local

-       Vice-Chair, Unit 1

-       Vice-Chair, Unit 3

-       Vice-Chair, Unit 5

-       Vice-Chair, Colleges

-       Internal Liaison Officer

-       External Liaison Officer

-       Secretary Treasurer

-       Communications and Recording Secretary

-    Grievance Officer


In addition there are two trustee positions available, one for a full three year term and another for the two remaining years of a three-year appointment, as well as an opening for the Equity Officer.


Nominations will close at the Annual General Meeting in the Spring.  Please send nominations, with a second, to the Chief Returning Officer, Laura Lucci, at cro@cupe3902.org.

Notice of Vacancy: Equity Officer

CUPE 3902’s elected Equity Officer Adleen Crapo has had to resign from the position. We thank Adleen for her service to the Local.  Nomination are now open for the position of Equity Officer. Please send nominations, with a second, to the Chief Returning Officer at cro@cupe3902.org. Nominations will close at the next General Membership Meeting in late February.

If any members are interested in being appointed to the position of Equity Officer on a protem basis, please send a brief statement of interest to chair@cupe3902.org